Today's article devoted to a detailed analysis of how our Magento development agency in London, UK works with new customers requiring e-Commerce development on Magento 2 from scratch. We will not only explain how we work on new projects but also guide you through the legal requirements of the e-Commerce site. We hope that this article would be useful for our future customers and for those who may contract another web development agency in the future.
How do we work?
For us, any project starts from the initial interaction with the client, where we analyse your business needs or ideas, discuss and approve the site structure and its full technical specifications or additional functionality requirements.
Analysis of the project:
Our Magento development agency will assign you a personal project manager who will work with you from the very beginning to the end of the project. At this stage, we discuss and analyse your project to understand what additional functionality and API integrations your future Magento site will require.
Please note, our Magento web developers also want you to know, that to expand the standard SEO capabilities of Magento, you will definitely need to purchase additional modules.
In reality, business owners should be prepared to spend a minimum of about £2,000 on additional modules. But this is definitely a justified investment that will significantly improve “user experience” on the site, so everything is for the benefits of your future customers.
A fully automated e-commerce site will not only require additional modules installation and configuration but also need a minimum of two API integrations, such as payment and automated delivery calculation systems.
Site structure and technical requirements
Our manager will provide you with a questionnaire, received answers and live communication will help us to understand your business needs more. Based on the received information we will prepare a relevant document that will contain the number of required pages on the site, product categories, products and any additional functionality or modules.
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Of course, it's possible to skip those initial interaction steps but only if the customer already has the site structure and technical specifications written in place. This definitely can save time and we can go straight to the evaluation of the project.
Pricing and contract conclusion
After the functionality and structure of the site is approved, and we have what we call a "site technical specification" document our Magento development agency will provide you with a fixed cost of the development as well as the specified time needed for the site development.
If you are satisfied with our pricing you would need to pay a minimum of 50% of the invoice, plus purchase required modules or design template.
We do not purchase customers domain names or rent VPS on your behalf, this way you fully own your domain name and also rent hosting or server on your behalf. In our experience, this is the best way and also the most securable for the customer.
We also do not recommend renting any type of shared hosting for your Magento store, the best way is to rent a VPS (Virtual Private Server) and control it with the help of the ISP manager. With VPS you will have a stable performance of the site.
All that remains from the client now is to purchase the desired domain name, rent a VPS server and provide login details for our Magento web developers to access your VPS and start the development!
Legal requirements for your e-Commerce project
You also need to take into account the fact that the site of your company must comply with UK Electronic Commerce Regulations and collect customers data according to GDPR(2018).
If you are planning to accept the payments directly your website should comply with PCI DSS requirements. You can consider the use of third-party gateways as an alternative payment solution. Our Magento developers will always help you to find the most less cost affective but advanced solution in terms of performance and easy in use for your customers.
Do you need a store on Magento 2?
In the case of a positive answer, you are definitely in the right place! We are ready to implement your business online objectives.
We deliver only well-optimised resources fully ready for further SEO promotion. With our Magento development agency, you will be able to use all of the advantages of the Magento e-Commerce platform.